Mirror: in the framework of the Association Agreement, Ukraine should implement three reforms in 2017

Ukraine will have to hold in 2017 three reforms envisaged by the Association Agreement with the European Union concerning the procedure of public procurement, the creation of phytosanitary inspection and the Agreement on conformity assessment and acceptance of industrial products (ACAA), said Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine on European integration Elena zerkal.

Kiev began negotiations with London about the future of trade and economic relations after the UK’s exit from EU

«The Association Agreement recorded the key points, which we have already had to go through. For example, in technical regulation we need to begin negotiations with ACAA. We have to perform 4-5 points in order to open these negotiations, and this is a really important task if we facilitate exports to the EU of industrial products,» he told the mirror in an interview, «Ukrainian truth» published on Tuesday.

«The same applies to phytosanitary: we have too long is the procedure for the establishment of the Supervisory authority, its content, and the like. Although we had to do it quickly in order to facilitate the entry of agricultural products to the EU market. These two areas plus government purchases — here are three key points on which we should concentrate in 2017», — said the Deputy Minister.

However, she expressed the view that in 2017 should start a «movement relative to the ACAA» and to be completed the establishment of the institution, «which will bring together our systems with the European in the fields of veterinary, sanitary that of course will accelerate the withdrawal of our goods to the EU market».

The Deputy Minister recalled earlier tripartite negotiations with participation of Russia, which also raised these three areas. «The Russians have concentrated on these areas: sanitary-veterinary, technical standards and regulations. In Moscow, we understood that only we are changing the system, for us the Russian market is getting uninteresting because of the European open,» — said zerkal.

In addition, she expressed hope that in 2017 Ukraine will complete the signing of the agreement with the EU on «open skies». «We have reason for optimism. Now Mariano Rajoy (Spanish Prime Minister) promised that they will adhere to the position on the exclusion of small airports from the agreement, and it will remove the problem of Gibraltar and will reveal to us further the movement toward «open skies» — said zerkal, adding that the British side has already given his or her consent.

Kiev began negotiations with London about the future of trade and economic relations after the UK’s exit from EU

Ukraine started working with the UK on future trade and economic relations between the two countries after the final of Britain’s exit from the EU. Up to the moment of exit from the EU, the UK will remain a full member of the Association Agreement with Ukraine. This was stated by the Ambassador of Ukraine in great Britain Natalia galibarenko reports LB.ua.

«We have already raised the question of the beginning of the term discussing the new legal framework regulating our trade and economic relations after the withdrawal of Britain from the EU,» the Ambassador said.

She stressed that the negotiations on the UK exit from the EU will only start in March this year.

«But even after the formal start of negotiations to the moment of leaving the EU the UK will remain a full member of all existing contracts for it within the EU, including Association Agreement with Ukraine,» — said Galibarenko.




Mirror: in the framework of the Association Agreement, Ukraine should implement three reforms in 2017 10.01.2017

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